Nathan - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Allison & Nathan - Skaters Waltz
Natalie & Maria
Allison - Jingle Bells
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Christmas Recital coming up!!!Get those jingle bells ringing to be prepared for playing in the Christmas Recital/Play-Out!! We will be playing at Bass Pro in East Peoria. Come and be part of the festive holiday atmosphere and serenade the children as they stand in line to visit Santa! Our recital "spot" is right next to where Santa's workshop is set up. There will be some seating available and also activities lead by Santa Elves for the little ones to keep ocupied. One year they made adorable christmas ornaments while their siblings played in the recital. Sign up now to take part in this opportunity.
Congratulations Nathan and Allison Ninnam!Congratulations to the ISMTA Competition participants from the Gebbink Piano Studio.
And a huge congratulations on 2nd place in the Duet Category!
We are proud of you!
Group ClassGroup Classes will take place the week of October 22.
Check your binder calendar for which day you are scheduled.
Be prepared to play for the class and enjoy fun and games centered around your piano needs!
Masquerade Musicale!October 20 is the date for the Visually Entertaining Masquerade Musicale!
Location - the Historic Apollo Theater downtown Peoria
There is a 1:00 recital and a 3:00 recital. Verify with me which recital you have signed up for. :)
Refreshments compliments of Trefzers Bakery will be provided in the Green Room following each recital.
September Group ClassesSeptember Group Classes will be the week of Sept. 17.
Check your binder calendar for your class day.
Group classes always provide an opportunity for students to play for one another and to learn performance skills and listening skills! Games and activites provide needed reinforcement of musical concepts in a fun, engageing and entertaing environments. It is so cool to have fun and not even realize that you are learning in the process
Bucket Drumming!!!The theme for July summer music camps this year is Bucket Drumming.
Tara Gebbink-Wellenreiter will leads the students in bucket drumming to advance their rhythm skills to the next level. Feeling beat - Understanding meter - Reading rhythm !!!! Bucket drumming is a winner for ALL musicians.
Verify with your teacher the week for your class.
Around the World in 88 Keys!Upcoming !!! Around the World in 88 Keys recital.
The beautiful Apollo Theater will be the stage for this fun recital.
Students ! - Be sure sure keep working on your recital pieces of the Christmas break.
This recital is February 24, 2pm. Therefore have your piece prepared and ready to play for the first group class of the second semester, Jan. 24 and Jan. 26.
Group Week !!Group Classes were so much fun last week!
Thank you students for being well prepared and so supportive of one another!
You're the BEST!
Monster ConcertWe are so excited for the upcoming Monster Concert, this Saturday, Feb.13, 2016 !!!
Illinois Central College - Lecture Recital Hall, 4:00 pm
Studio RecitalThe Studio Awards Recital is coming up!! We are all excited and looking forward to a wonderful afternoon of music. Saturday, May16, 2015, @ 2:00 pm, First Christian Church, 6400 N. University St., Peoria. You are welcome to invite family and friends.
The family gatherings during the holidays present a perfect opportunity for your student to perform their current AAA pieces, and in doing so, earn an award towards achieving the desired Piano Trophy at the Spring Studio Recital. :)
Christmas BreakMerry Christmas!
There will be no lessons from December 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015.
Lessons will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Sonata Sonatina FestivalSign up now to compete in the PAMTA Sonata Sonatina Festival / Competition. The Festival will be held from approximately 9-12pm at Illinois Central College on February 7, 2015. Registration fee is $15. This will be included on the January tuition statement. All music must be memorized.
Poinsetta's and Carol'sSign up now to play in at Luthy Botanical Gardens Poinsetta Candlelight Tour. Our performance opportunity is on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 6 - 9 pm. Younger students may sign up for the 6 o'clock recital, otherwise our studio's time will be 7:15pm. This is "background" music for the touring public. There is no seating.
AIM Theory ExamsAIM Theory Exams are approaching. Make sure your workbooks are completed and your registration is paid. Be sure to specify your choice of exam location, either Bradley University on Saturday or at Illinois Central College on Sunday afternoon.
Fall Schedule will resume the week of August 18.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year exploring, learning, sharing, experiencing......PIANO
Reminder - 3 week break!
Reminder - There will be No Lessons from June 30 through July 21. Mrs. Gebbink will be on her European Adventure!
Up Coming RECITAL
Awards Spring Recital
May 10, 2014 - 3pm
First Christian Church, 6400 N University, Peoria
Invite family and friends!! All our welcome, there is plenty of room in the sanctuary.
Refreshments will be served in the foyer.
Congratulations Achievements In Music participants! I am proud of each and every one of you who rose to the challenge and completed the performance exams in the ISMTA's Achievement in Music program! You guys are awesome!
Joshua and Anna Russell to Perform Irish Piano Music for 2013 Peoria Erin Feis
Duo-pianists, Joshua and Anna Russell, will perform a program of Celtic "classical" piano music for the 2013 Peoria Erin Feis Irish Cultural Festival (in the Performing Arts Tent) at the Peoria Riverfront Park on Saturday, August 24 at 3:30p.m. and on Sunday, August 25, at 3:30p.m. The program will celebrate the contribution of Irish composers to the "classical"piano repertoire, as well as beautiful piano compositions based on traditional Irish melodies. For more information, visit www.erinfeispeoria.com
Congratulations Sonata Festival Participants !!!
Congratulations Lily, Morgan, Tamra, Chris, Star, & Sydney!
You performed wonderfully in the SSF competition and you have the rewards to show for it. Be proud of yourself! You earned it! And I am proud of you. :)